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Mini Orange

This is played on a larger court with low compression tennis balls. Balls are not quite as hard as the green/yellow – this allows for better control and will help enhance a player’s technical development. The emphasis is on playing the game, developing all the shots and enjoying competition.

What age is orange ball mini tennis aimed at?
Orange ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and 9. Or players who have reached Red level 1.

What ball is used?
An orange ball is used. It has a low compression that makes it bounce lower, giving the player better control at an important stage of their development.

What size court is orange ball played on?
Orange ball is played on a singles court of 18m x 6.5m and a doubles court of 18m x 8.23m (so the full width of the singles court). The diagram below shows the size of a mini orange court compared to a full size tennis court.

Mini Orange Court

What height is the net?
80cm at the middle of the net.

What racket is best to use?
A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) is recommended.

What kind of competitions are there at orange ball?
Competitions are team and individual, providing the chance to compete in a number of medium length matches. The scoring for each match should be 1 short set to 4 games, or the best of 3 tie breaks and competitions should be last between 2 and 4 hours.

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